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North of Boston/Merrimack Valley are easy to visit by car

Auto Routes to the North Shore

Getting to the North Shore By Car

The north shore is bisected by several highways: I-95, I-495 and I-93. In addition, MA Route 128 and 114 run through the area.

Amesbury sits on the New Hampshire border, and is reached via either I-95 or I-495.

To reach Andover, take MA Route 114 from I-95, or I-495 from I-93.

Bedford is reached via U.S. Route 3 north.

Beverly can be reached via I-95 or north on scenic Route 1A.

To get to Billerica, take Route 3A from MA Route 128.

Burlington is also located off Route 3A.

Chelmsford is located just off I-495, south of Lowell.

Concord is reached via MA Route 2 west off Route 128.

Danvers is located just off I-95, heading north out of greater Boston.

To get to Essex, take MA Route 133, north from MA 128.

The gateway to the North Shore's easternmost peninsula, Gloucester is reached via MA Route 128 or scenic MA Route 127.

Groton is reached by taking MA Route 119 north from I-495.

Haverhill is located just off I-495, along MA Route 108.

To reach Ipswich, take either Route 1A or MA Route 133.

Lawrence is bisected by I-93 and I-495.

Lexington is located just off MA Route 128, before the intersection with U.S. Route 3.

Littleton is reached by taking I-495 north or MA Route 2 east.

Lowell is bisected by I-495 and U.S. Route 3.

Lynn sits along the north shore of Massachusetts Bay, and is easily reached via U.S. Route 1A.

To reach Manchester, travel on MA Route 127 east out of Beverly.

Marblehead is located just off U.S. Route 1A northeast of Swampscott.

Methuen is reached via I-93 north, just before the New Hampshire border.

Newburyport is reached by taking U.S. Route 1 north from I-95.

Peabody is located right on MA Route 114, just outside of Salem, and is easily reached from I-95.

Rockport is north of Gloucester at the northern tip of MA Route 127A.

Rowley is reached via U.S. Route 1 north from I-95.

To reach Salem, Take I-95 north to MA Route 114 east.

Salisbury is located due south of the coastal New Hampshire border, right off of I-95.

Saugus is reached by taking I-95 north out of Boston.

Swampscott sits on the shore of Massachusetts Bay, right off US Route 1A.

Westford is reached via I-495, and is located just off the Interstate.

Woburn is reached by taking I-93 or I-95, just outside of greater Boston.